Configuration Management: Organizational Assessment and Improvement

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This course developed by IEEE Educational Activities with the support of IEEE Computer Society we explain how to be a change agent choosing the right practices to help organizations develop and implement secure and reliable code. We will learn about effective strategies for assessing and improving existing practices beginning with identifying what is working well and what needs to be improved. This course examines how to use existing industry best practices as part of the assessment process and focus on starting with small improvements and then building momentum to bring about significant improvement. We will consider how to demonstrate value and that change can happen while considering the impact of corporate culture and history. We will also examine both internal and external forces in driving the assessment and improvement of organizational practices.

What you will learn:

  • How to assess and improve existing organizational practices
  • Identify what is working well and what needs to be improved
  • Learn how to use industry best practices to help guide process improvement
  • Focus on starting with small improvements and then build momentum to bring about significant improvement
  • Identify and consider the entire ecosystem impacting how the organization functions

This course is part of the following course program:

Software & Hardware Configuration Management in Systems Engineering

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Managers, practicing professionals, academics, undergraduates, electrical engineers


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Bob Aiello

Bob Aiello is an internationally established leader in configuration management (CM), application lifecycle management (ALM), and DevOps. He co-authored the 2012 IEEE 828 CM Standard that this course references and is currently the working group chair of the IEEE P828 CM working group, which is engaged in revising the 828 CM Standard. For over 25 years, Aiello has been a successful consultant across many industries, including finance, medicine, and cybersecurity. He has also served as a consultant for engineering companies working in the aerospace, defense and automotive fields. He was the first to identify the need for a DevOps standard in highly regulated industries and was assigned to lead the IEEE working group effort to create the international standard for implementing DevOps known as ISO 32675. The standard was adopted by ISO, IEEE, and the EIA. Aiello has also authored several books on CM, ALM, and DevOps, and in 2021 he was awarded the IEEE Standards Association Medallion for his outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of standards. Today, he is an IEEE liaison to ISO, focusing on DevOps and agile/lean methodology as well as serving on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) G33 Configuration Management committee.

Publication Year: 2024

ISBN: 978-1-7281-7853-0

Configuration Management: Organizational Assessment and Improvement
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP711
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH